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Politics Of Home
     

Politics Of Home

by Rosemary Marangoly George
 

ISBN-10: 0520220129

ISBN-13: 9780520220126

Pub. Date: 10/29/1999

Publisher: University of California Press


The Politics of Home examines the changing representations of "home" in twentieth-century English literature. Examining imperial fiction, contemporary literary and cultural theory, and postcolonial narratives on belonging, exile and immigration, Rosemary Marangoly George argues that literary allegiances are always more complicated than expected and yet

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The Politics of Home examines the changing representations of "home" in twentieth-century English literature. Examining imperial fiction, contemporary literary and cultural theory, and postcolonial narratives on belonging, exile and immigration, Rosemary Marangoly George argues that literary allegiances are always more complicated than expected and yet curiously visible in textual reformulations of "home." She reads English women's narration of their success in the empire against Joseph Conrad's accounts of colonial masculine failure, R. K. Narayan alongside Frederic Jameson, contemporary Indian women writers as they recycle the rhetoric of the British Romantic poets, Edward Said next to M. G. Vassanji and Jamaica Kincaid, and Conrad through Naipaul and Ishiguro.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520220126
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/29/1999
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: All fiction is homesickness ...;

1. Home-countries: narratives across disciplines;
2. The authorative Englishwoman: setting up home and self in the colonies;
3. The great English tradition: Joseph Conrad writes home;
4. Nostalgic theorizing: at home in 'Third World' fictions;
5. Elite plotting, domestic postcoloniality;
6. Travelling light: home and the immigrant genre; Epilogue: all homesickness is fiction.

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